I may have mentioned before that I got featured in a magazine... Well, here's the magazine!
Its a wonderful story. I came home and found the magazine waiting for me. Giddy with excitement, I tore open the plastic packaging and frantically flipped through it in a desperate search for my submission. Finding nothing, I thought to myself that it was a thank you for sending in my stuff and was content with having received such a beautiful magazine to flip through. Well, before going to bed, I decided to flip through it again, this time a bit more thoroughly and slowly, savoring it as we usually do with new magazines. Towards the end, in the "We had SO many submissions but couldn't resist adding these in" section, there they were... my earrings. Looking so cute and pretty. And with a lovely little blurb they wrote for them as well.
I TOTALLY freaked out. Facebook updates. Texts to the boyfriend. I ran into work telling anyone who would listen. It was a good day. :P
I just can't believe something *I* made is in a magazine. Maybe after I've been through this a few times, those thoughts will turn into, "I can't believe they DIDN'T publish my stuff!" but for now, I'm still rather giddy. And oh so grateful and thankful to the lovely people at Jewelry Affaire for adding my earrings in. It has lit a fire in me that gives me hope that I won't be pushing books forever (not that I don't love my job at the book store... I just want more, you know?).
The magazine itself is full of lovely designs. If you get a chance, check it out at your local book store or craft store. Hopefully they carry the Stampington Magazines. If not, you can check them out here. Click on "Publications" to find Jewelry Affaire.
Hope everyone is having a lovely week! It's been rainy here and I love it.